This is Not Normal
The issue of gun-violence within the Black community is often overlooked. Many of the victims' stories never make headlines, if not the news. Through design, my intention is to bring more awareness to this topic, especially to those who aren’t attuned to it. I Interviewed my uncle who is a legend within the Hartford community known for his violence prevention efforts. I incorporate my personal experience with designing rest in peace shirts at my fathers store for clients who have lost a loved one to gun violence. Until I lost a family member to this issue I never understood how important rest in peace shirts can be within the healing process. To an outsider it is just a commodity but to someone who is grieving it is a priceless item that ties them to their loved one.